UK LOCKDOWN: The only reasons you can now leave the house

BORIS Johnson has announced new UK lockdown measures to stem the spread of coronavirus – with police stepping in to deal with those breaking the rules. The Prime Minister said that from this evening people will only be allowed to leave their h...

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COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL PLAY AREAS NOW CLOSED

All play areas under the Town Council’s management in Bradford on Avon are now closing with immediate effect. The risk of transmission from child to child on play equipment is thought… The post COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL PLAY AREAS NOW CLOSED appear...

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A Philosopher Writes

A helpful article: https://theconversation.com/philosopher-in-italian-coronavirus-lockdown-on-how-to-think-positively-about-isolation-133859?

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BRADFORD ON AVON COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

As a Town Council we are making a donation to support local community groups helping the most vulnerable in our town at this time of crisis. In addition we would like to invite any members of the community who can afford to, to make donations (whethe...

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COVID-19 Connecting our community

  This is without doubt a challenging time for us all, with some likely to be more impacted than others, yet the COVID-19 pandemic is also bringing out the best in many people in the community, with volunteer groups and organisations popping up ...

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Public Toilet closure

In the light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the decision to close these public toilets until further notice. The safety of users and our small team of staff in these unprecedented circumstances is of utmost importance to us. T...

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BBC delays end of free TV licence for over-75s until August due to coronavirus

The Government and BBC have delayed the end of the free TV licence for over-75s until August 1. A joint statement said: “The BBC and the Government have been discussing the national coronavirus situation. “Changes to the TV licence for p...

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Confusing message on isolation for over-70s causing anxiety, charity warns

Conflicting advice around what it will mean for people over 70 to potentially have to isolate for months, amid concerns over coronavirus, is causing anxiety, and clear guidance must be given soon, a charity has warned. The Government is being urged t...

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Bradford on Avon could see the decreased air quality as vehicles take unsustainable roads around the Bath Clean Air Zones

BRADFORD on Avon Mayor, Simon McNeill Ritchie said that action needs to be taken about the potential population caused by Bath’s Clean Air Zone, at last week’s Area Board meeting. Cllr McNeill Ritchie joined by chair of Streets Ahead, Trevor Bede...

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CORONAVIRUS: ‘Avoid non-essential contact, don’t go to pubs, theatres and restaurants

All people in the UK should avoid pubs, clubs and theatres, stop all non-essential contact and travel, and work from home if they can, Boris Johnson has said. The Prime Minister set out the need for “drastic action” to tackle the “f...

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FOOD REVIEW: The Vine Tree is well worth a drive

MY HUSBAND was away and my son was also without his partner for the weekend so I suggested we ventured out for Saturday lunch. I had been thinking a sandwich and maybe a nice cake in a little cafe but by now I should have realised that my son’s ide...

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Tourist Information Centre temporarily closed

Due to ongoing developments re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have decided to temporarily close the Bradford on Avon Tourist Information Centre until further notice. This decision has been made as there has been a dramatic drop in the amount of tourists ...

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Bradford on Avon Precept 2020

At January’s Full Council meeting, Councillors voted on the Town Council’s budget for the year April 2020 – March 2021, which informs the town’s ‘precept’ – the funds raised for the Town Council’s direct use, allocated from residents...

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Outlet bus lane rakes in £2.5m for council in just five years

A bus lane in Swindon has raked in more than £2.5m in fines for the borough council over the space of just five years. And thousands of drivers are still falling foul of the restriction near the Designer Outlet in Rodbourne. Helen Harrold turned lef...

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Police have given ‘advice’ to some parents parking near Christchurch Primary School

NEIGHBOURHOOD police in Bradford on Avon have offered advice to some parents parking near Christchurch Primary School. The move to a visible presence at the school follows concerns about the way some mums and dads have parked to drop off their childr...

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